Buttermilk Bran Muffins

Hooray! It’s the first long weekend of this year. I can finally have time to do my new blog post, plus tons of other housework. This is one of the ways to enjoy my personal time. I mean the blogging part, not the housework.

Whenever we have time on weekends, we like to make a big deal for breakfast. I personally not a big fan of big breakfast but N likes his to be like a brunch. I enjoy the making of it. Pancakes with sausages, waffles, scones, are our favorites. Yesterday, however, instead of making the usual with butter, I, for the first time, used applesauce as a baking ingredient for muffins. Continue reading

Zucchini two ways: Saute Zucchini with Corn, Zucchini with Dill

I did not hate vegetables when I was a kid. But I was not really fond of them either. I just did not have any special feeling about them. They were just there in every meals, as an essential dish in a traditional Chinese meal. And the ways that they were cooked by my mom were very similar; stir-fry plain by itself or with some meats, adding some soy sauce or oyster for seasoning, or adding salt only. Sometimes, my mom also liked to boil, not steam, the vegetables in some flavored broth or salted water. When they were tendered, just poured some soy sauce or oyster sauce on top. That is the quickest and easiest way to make cooked veggies Chinese style. Continue reading

Chicken Tikka Masala and Naan

Since I have gone back to work, time is becoming more precious. On a working day, I can hardly find time to make any special food for dinner. Our week night dinner is filled with quick stir-fry, pasta, and weekend leftover. Although quick and simple food are delicious too, sometimes you just want a little more spice in your daily life. Continue reading